February 9th – Story Bridge

Story Bridge, Brisbane

15″, f11, ISO 100

Pictured is Brisbane’s Story Bridge, a steel cantilever construction spanning the Brisbane River (a.k.a. “The Brown Snake”) between Kangaroo Point on the south side, and Fortitude Valley in the north. It is in fact the longest bridge of its kind in Australia.

John Bradfield, of Sydney Harbour Bridge fame, was requested to consult on the design of the Story Bridge (named the Jubilee Bridge during construction). In 1934 his recommendation of a steel cantilever bridge was approved.

The bridge takes its name from John Douglas Story, who worked in the Queensland public service for nearly 40 years in various roles including education and engineering.

This photo was taken from the Eagle Street ferry wharf, late one night after finishing work. It’s a 15 second exposure, which was probably overkill but I wanted to bring the ISO down to 100, and the longer exposure also ensured some nice colours on the water on what was a very still (and humid!) night.

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